Stories tagged arson

Chinese Jacks

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"Carl, do you think we can fit all of our furniture into that red house?" Jeanne asks. She wonders how easily you could burn a red house down, if a claw foot tub will melt or be left standing in a field of black grass. He reaches for her hair, the dizzy smell…

This Is A Story Told With Pictures

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I paced far away, watching Matilda fill Miranda in on the Jack and Coke gaps of the night I almost took us apart.

The Accidental Arsonist

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Henry yells at her when she lights cigarettes and candles. But this is her small secret ritual, her way of making good with the god she is no longer sure she believes in...

The Burning of Deyrolle or Losing Hugh

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Deyrolle, established by the granddaughter of Jean–Babtiste Deyrolle, to house his scientific debris became a Paris fixture. A museum masquerading as a store and when casually mentioned in HG or when it was discovered that David Sedaris was an aficionado


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the only safe place for him was anywhere he and Barkley could huddle,

Shout to the dead

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All the years since, until this morning, I'd thought the actor was James Gregory.